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National Railway Museum

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Address: Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ, England
Phone Number: +44 844 815 3139
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award...

For a fantastic day out for the whole family in York, visit the award winning National Railway Museum. Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating history in York's only National Museum. Explore our giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains. Get on board awe-inspiring locomotives, watch our engineers at work in the Workshop, uncover hidden treasures in the Warehouse and make tracks to the outdoor area. The children can let off steam in our outdoor play area, and our miniature railway ride is perfect for the whole family. Every weekend and throughout the school holidays, the kids can enjoy a lively programme of events, including science shows, story telling, steam rides, craft activities and special events. Please note that calls to our listed phone number (0844...) cost 4.25p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

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Been several times before and brilliant. This weekend they excelled with various talks aimed at kids and even had the turntable in operation to demonstrate it to the audience... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been several times before and brilliant. This weekend they excelled with various talks aimed at kids and even had the turntable in operation to demonstrate it to the audience. Well worth a visit. A hit with small (and big) kids

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Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

...who loves trains! I had been before, but it was a first for him. It is very well laid out and big! A very good variety of trains and other memorabilia. The best part is that it is free! Staff were happy and helpful and we spent several hours here. Really enjoyed the exhibition on the Ambulance trains, what an... More 

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Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great attraction, even if you are not a train enthusiast. There are lots to see and a lovely café to eat in. Not many things are free but this one is, for now. You can spend several hours or even a full day wandering around the many displays.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An absolute must, not only for railway buffs. The layout is superb, & admission is free. However, a donation is suggested, which we were more than happy to give.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A free attraction though in reality donations are expected. Something here for all the family. The royal trains are very interesting and the locomotives in the main hall are of interest even to those who are not real train enthusiasts.

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Thank Sue R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been about five years since our last visit here and how it has improved since then.There are more activities to take part in, a lot more for children to do .There are also cafes and gift shops.and the railway carriages are displayed in a more interesting way..

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not into trains, however, this cannot fail to appeal to all the family regardless of the generation. Excellent visit!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very educational and well worth a visit and the selection of trains on display was outstanding. Cafe could be abit cheaper and the suggested donation is abit cheeky of £5 as on tourist information just says free.

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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great museum with lots of really interesting exhibits, many of which are unique, as well as lots of attractively presented information. You do not have to be a rail enthusiast to enjoy the museum but if you are there is plenty of technical stuff too. There are a number of presentations during the day and it's all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit. This is the third time I have been and still plenty to see and do. Free entry. Easy to walk from town or buses available.

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